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Monday, March 28, 2016

Peace in the Face of Confrontation


Scripture : John 18 1-11 

Peter’s Thoughts:

               After the Teacher prayed, we departed the upper room and walked to the Mount of Olives. Someone permitted him to have entry into the garden called Gethsemane. He had met with us there several times.

               The moon was full; it lit up garden as if it were daylight. A detachment of soldiers, at least 200 of them, armed with lanterns, torches, and clubs, appeared and arrested him. I got scared; I wielded my sword and took off a soldier’s ear. Jesus replaced it. He appeared calm as he faced this crowd of men. Was the Master ready to die?

               When we study the last week of Jesus’ life, we begin to realize some very basic facts about the people involved. I learned several new facts during Lent 2016.

               During Lent, I did a lot of reading and studying. I learned the practice observing Lent evolved from a few days to the 40 days we practice today. I also have a more informed point of view about Pilate. I should have posted something every day instead of sticking to my three-a-week schedule. I still have half of the book I used for my Lenten devotional book to post. I believe I will save these other ‘days’ for a time when I run dry of topics.


  1. Very interesting that you write about your point of view of Pilate Cecelia. The same thing happened to me when I studied this, I write about it in my new book... Jesus before Pilate is such an interesting scene. Thanks for posting on it!

    1. Marja: I find the passages interesting in that readers form one opinion and the text tells me something more about the person Pilate than his actions lead us to believe.


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